About - Staff Member - Christopher Hankin
Areas of Expertise:
energy and sustainability policy
Chris joined ITI in May 2010, after spending more than 10 years as the head of the Washington, D.C., Sun Microsystems office. Chris is primarily responsible for ITI’s policy efforts to promote government policies and practices that encourage ICT-enabled sustainable growth and clean energy innovation. This includes both staffing ITI’s Energy and Environment Committee and serving as the Executive Director of the Digital Energy & Sustainability Solutions Campaign.
Chris holds more than 30 years experience in public policy management and advocacy. During the Reagan Administration, Chris was Director of Legislative Affairs and an Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Trade at the Labor Department. He moved to the State Department in 1987, serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade Controls, and he remained at State through both the Bush Administration and for the first years of the Clinton Presidency. Chris then spent two years on the staff of the House International Relations Committee, and three years as a lobbyist for NCR Corporation before joining Sun Microsystems.
Chris received his B.A. from Amherst College. He resides in Kensington, Maryland, with his wife, Margrethe Ravnholt-Hankin, and has two grown sons.